Category Archives: Reprint

Pseudoscientific elements in climate change research

By | February 15, 2008

Abstract Alarming statements from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concerning global warming are being challenged by a considerable number of scientists from different disciplines with a variety of arguments. The disputes comprise the collection and interpretation of data, the validation of hypotheses and climate models, the use of those models for scientific decision making, and… Read More »

Will Media Expose Global Warming Con Job?

By | January 31, 2008

In March 2007 the UK’s Channel 4 broadcast a biting documentary, The Great Global Warming Swindle. It debunked most of the major arguments of Al Gore’s Oscar-winning video, An Inconvenient Truth.

Polar Bear Population Forecasts: A Public-Policy Forecasting Audit

By | December 17, 2007

Calls to list polar bears as a threatened species under the U.S. Edangered Species Act are based on forecasts of substantial long-term declines in their population. Nine government reports were prepared to support the listing decision. We assessed these reports in light of evidence-based (scientific) forecasting principles. None referred to works on scientific forecasting methodology. Of the nine,… Read More »

Open Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations

By | December 13, 2007

It is not possible to stop climate change, a natural phenomenon that has affected humanity through the ages. Geological, archaeological, oral and written histories all attest to the dramatic challenges posed to past societies from unanticipated changes in temperature, precipitation, winds and other climatic variables. We therefore need to equip nations to become resilient to the full range… Read More »

USHCN in the “ass end of nowhere”

By | November 28, 2007

Apologist Eli Rabett (Joshua Halpern) recently lamented that in order for dendrochronologists to update tree ring studies used in MBH98/99 (aka Mann’s Hockey Stick) that they “have to drive out to the ass end of nowhere”. It’s such an inconvenience for those that just perform data wrangling in the office, instead of going out to get their hands… Read More »

Scared to Death Book Review

By | November 26, 2007

First, a declaration of interest: this reviewer has in recent years published two books, one of which contains a chapter on “scares” and the other has “scares” in the subtitle. Even worse: he holds these two authors in high regard as heroes of the resistance, who cheerfully accept the obloquy that accompanies that role.

Freedom, not climate, is at risk

By | November 19, 2007

Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, argues that ambitious environmentalism is the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity.

UK Court Hearing Record

By | November 9, 2007

Complete hearing record for the UK Court case in which the judge ruled that Al Gore’s film may not be distributed by the UK Govt. to UK schools unless a disclaimer of 9 science errors should be read first to the children.

What is Wrong with the IPCC?

By | November 8, 2007

In the international discussion about climate change, which is now going on for almost twenty years, the IPCC has played a questionable role. From its inception, is has almost exclusively focused on the AGW hypothesis, while systematically ignoring alternative hypotheses.

Arctic Sea-Ice: Another Hockey Stick?

By | October 31, 2007

This figure, labeled as “Sea-ice Extent: Northern Hemisphere” was presented by Al Gore in the book version of his science (fiction) movie An Inconvenient Truth. But is this depiction of the Arctic sea ice extent over the course of the 20th century even close to reality?